Converting the Ruined Factorum sprues

Back in April I got a Ruined Factorum sprue in  Warhammer 40000 Imperium issue 31. You get two corner ruins, all coming on a single sprue.

Following that I got a couple of Ruined Factorum sprues that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium issue 34.  You get another two corner ruins, all coming on a single sprue.

I did manage to pick up a second magazine and decided that I would convert them. It was a relatively simple conversion swapping over the corners. With the larger sides I needed to cut them down.

In issue 48 of Warhammer 40000 Imperium there was a re-release of the sprue from issue 31. With this repeat release of the sprue in issue 48, I decided I would use them for a conversion again. 

Unlike the other sprue from issue 34, this, one really isn’t suited to swapping corners. This is down to the differences in height. So, what I decided to do was to use the two different sprues from issues 34 and 48 and swap the corners. This would result in four different corner ruins from what I had already.

The first conversion I did took the largest pieces from each sprue. They fitted with no need to trim any of the ruins.

I then used the larger floor pieces, which actually worked well together.

This is quite a large piece of scenery.

The other sides of these ruins go together as well.

This left the smaller corners. They both required some trimming to fit.

The final corner ruin is quite small, using the smaller corner pieces.

The next stage will be a white undercoat.

 

Got some supplies in

After my Mechanicus Standard Grey spray had run out, whilst spraying some ruins, I went to my local FLGS to get a replacement. Whilst there I also picked up a can of White Scar, as my Corax White had also run out. I decided that I would try out the new Contrast Imperial Fist paint as well. I will use it on some old plastic Space Marines I have from old Warhammer 40K boxed sets to accompany my Deimos-pattern Rhino.

 

 

Detailing the Land Raider

I have on my workbench a standard Land Raider. For the basecoat I used Tausept Ochre. I lost interest in the model, so, it got put into storage. However having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would find the model and paint this Land Raider in the same scheme. The first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I gave the model a couple of light sprays of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow. I also painted the weapon sub-assemblies.

I painted the lascannons with Citadel Leadbelcher.

This how they look attached the Land Raider.

I have also painted the exhausts and other weapons.

This is the Land Raider with an alternate hull frontal weapon, twin linked bolters.

Next stage will be the icongraphy.

Detailing the Razorback

One model I got many years ago, well in 2006, was a Forgeworld Razorback the one with the much bigger turret, which I much prefer over the plastic kit version that you could get in the shops back then. I actually started this model back then, I recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it.

I was using Tausept Ochre as the base coat, however having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would paint the Razorback in the same scheme.

Having sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I gave the model a basecoat of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow.

The next stage was to paint the exhausts and weaponry.

The lascannons on the top turret were painted with Citadel Leadbelcher.

Another view.

The rear view.

The next stage will be the iconography.

Land Raider Lascannons

I have on my workbench a standard Land Raider. For the basecoat I used the Foundation Paints from Games Workshop, specifically Tausept Ochre. I lost interest in the model, so, it got put into storage. However having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would find the model and paint this Land Raider in the same scheme. The first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I gave the model a couple of light sprays of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow.

Back when I constructed the model, having made the hull I kept the weapons as separate assemblies.  The Lascannons for the Land Raider had been given a black undercoat some time ago when I undercoated the model.

I gave the weapon assemblies a partial basecoat of Citadel Zandri Dust. I then gave the weapon assemblies a couple of light sprays of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow.

This is how the weapons look attached to the Land Raider.

You can also see that I have started detailing the model, painting the flamer and exhausts with Citalde Leadbelcher.

The next stage will be painting the weapons with Leadbelcher.

 

Painting the Land Raider basecoat

As well as the Forgeworld MkIIB Land Raider I have on my workbench I also have a standard Land Raider. For the basecoat I used the Foundation Paints from Games Workshop, specifically Tausept Ochre. I lost interest in the model, so, it got put into storage.

However having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would find the model and paint this Land Raider in the same scheme. The first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust.

Games Workshop don’t do a yellow spray and I don’t have an airbrush. I did use a paint comparison site to find a close alternative to Yriel Yellow. The Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter seemed like a good choice, and my local FLGS had one in stock, which I bought for the Deimos-pattern Rhino.

I gave the model a couple of light coats of Daemonic Yellow.

The rear view.

The main weapons will be painted separately.

Next stage will be painting the weapons and the exhausts, as well as the iconography.

Reflecting on the MkIIB Land Raider

The Land Raider is an Imperial main battle tank and troop transport which serves as the “armoured fist of the Space Marines.” Available to the Space Marines, the Traitor Legions of the Chaos Space Marines and the forces of the Inquisition and Adeptus Mechanicus, it is one of the most resilient and iconic armoured vehicles in the galaxy.

The Land Raider’s heritage predates even the founding of the Imperium of Man, yet it remains the single most destructive weapon in the Adeptus Astartes’ arsenal.

The Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos is one of the earliest marks of the standard pattern of Land Raider, and it still bears similarities to both the Land Raider Proteus and the Spartan Assault Tank that served as the models for the design.

The Mark IIb Land Raider Phobos is the only pattern of the standard Land Raider Phobos that uses the older armoured sponsons, as they do not allow the weapons they hold to fully rotate. This pattern of Land Raider is mostly extinct within Space Marine Armouries, having been replaced with newer marks and patterns of the standard Land Raider Phobos. However, some Chapters may still possess one or two as treasured relics of their ancient past.

I got a Forge World MkIIB Land Raider and was originally painting it up as a Grey Knights Land Raider in desert camouflage.

For the basecoat I used the old Foundation Paints from Games Workshop, specifically Tausept Ochre.

This was taking it’s time, so I decided that I would try using Citadel’s spray gun to base coat the rest of the Land Raider. However due to thinning the paint too much I didn’t get the result I hoped for. I did give it a second coat, and then lost interest in finishing the model like my other Land Raider. So, it got put into storage.

However having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would find the model and paint this Land Raider in the same scheme.

The Land Raider does have a fair amount of Inquisitorial and Grey Knights iconography on the model, but I have decided to leave it on. I also noticed that there is a part missing the, the hull top front bolters. I will have to find where I put that piece.

The first thing I did was spray the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust.

The rear view.

Next stage is to decide what to do next.

See the full Mark IIb Land Raider workbench.

Contrasting the Inquisitorial Stormtroopers using the Tallarn Box

As well as my other Daemonhunters Inquisitorial Stormtroopers which are based on the Cadian Kasrkin I have also decided to add a unit based on the Tallarn or I may just use them as inducted Imperial Guard.

I have had these models for a fair while.

I did look at my original painting scheme that I was using for the blister pack of Tallarn Imperial Guard. For them I had used a basecoat of Desert Yellow. Having finished the base coat I gave the models a wash consisting of Chestnut Ink, Scorched Brown paint (which helps remove the gloss of the ink) and some water to thin the wash down.

However I did think about doing something slightly different now that Contrast paints were available. I had painted some Star Wars Legion Rebel Troopers with Citadel Snakebite Leather Contrast paint and had been impressed with the results.

So I went to paint the models with Snakebite Leather Contrast paint, however upon closer inspection, I realised that the white undercoat was quite sparing on the metal models. This would have been fine using the Desert Yellow basecoat, however I didn’t think it would be the ideal primer for the contrast paint. So I took the models and gave them another spray with Citadel Corax White.

Then I painted them with the Snakebite Leather Contrast paint.

I am actually quite pleased with how they came out. I got a similar effect as I did when using paint and an ink wash, as you can compare here with the Tallarn models I painted before.

The next step is to drybrush with a lighter brown to extenuate the detail.

 

Detailing the Repressor

The Repressor tank is often used by Sisters of Battle as transport, and by the Adeptus Arbites in an anti insurgency role. I said  in a blog post back in 2004 “I do like this model and I am intending to get one to use with my Daemonhunters army as a transport for the Storm Troopers”. I did get one that Christmas as a present. Though I actually started building and painting this model back in 2007, I recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it. I realised I had made quite significant progress.

Having sprayed the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I started the detailing, using Leadbelcher on the weapons and the exhausts.

I need to add more detailing

Basecoating the Razorback

One model I got many years ago, well in 2006, was a Forgeworld Razorback the one with the much bigger turret, which I much prefer over the plastic kit version that you could get in the shops back then.

I actually started this model back then, I recently retrieved it from storage and decided that I would try and finish painting it. I realised I had made quite significant progress.

I was using Tausept Ochre as the base coat, however having liked the paint scheme I was using on my Deimos-pattern Rhino, I decided that I would paint the Razorback in the same scheme.

Having sprayed the underneath of the model with Citadel Zandri Dust. I gave the model a basecoat of yellow.

Games Workshop don’t do a yellow spray and I don’t have an airbrush. I did use a paint comparison site to find a close alternative to Yriel Yellow. The Daemonic Yellow spray from Army Painter seemed like a good choice, and my local FLGS had one in stock, which I bought for the Deimos-pattern Rhino.

I gave the model a couple of light coats of Daemonic Yellow.

Next stage will be painting the weapons and the exhausts.